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PRN Nurse Practitioner (NP) - Hospice - Horizon -Meridian, ID in Meridian, ID at Ensign Services

Date Posted: 8/11/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Part-Time
  • Location:
    Meridian, ID
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    8/11/2018

Job Description

Horizon is one of Idaho's oldest and largest Home Health agencies. We have been in business for over 20 years and currently have 8 branches from Weiser to Burley and are excited to have recently opened in Pocatello.We pride ourselves on our quality of care and ethical business practices as well as our foundational Core Values CAPLICO- - -Celebrate, Accountability, Passion for Learning, Intelligent Risk Taking, Customer Second, and Ownership.How we do it:CELEBRATING successes large or small. We hold each other ACCOUNTABLE with respect and professionalism. Our PASSION FOR LEARNING allows us to teach our team members the latest and most advanced Home Health and Hospice education. Our LOVE ONE ANOTHER atmosphere shows we work as a team with trust and compassion. The growth we have experienced reveals that we are INTELLIGENT RISK TAKERS with our processes and procedures. But what really sets us apart from all the others is our CUSTOMER SECOND philosophy. Employees are our main and most important focus. We achieve job fulfillment by promoting OWNERSHIP through the independence that Home Health and Hospice offers.Horizon is Idaho’s EMPLOYER OF CHOICE and we want you to join us as we PROVIDE LIFE CHANGING SERVICE to all those we touch


Qualification:

NP licensed in the State of Idaho

Valid Driver's License

Hospice experience preferred





Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities


Patient Care

  • Provides medical care, palliates and manages terminal illness in compliance with the state Nurse Practice Act under the supervision of a collaborating physician.
  • Completes history and physical examinations, by evaluating the patient's medical condition and health history, ordering and interpreting results from laboratory and diagnostic tests or procedures, diagnosing health conditions and documents the findings in the patient's medical record.
  • Manages health conditions and terminal illnesses by developing an individualized plan of care, prescribing medications and / or treatments, obtaining consultations or making referrals and coordinating hospice care services.
  • Completes the hospice face to face visit requirements prior to the third and subsequent hospice benefit periods to assess hospice eligibility based on the hospice conditions of participation and the local coverage determinations. Provides clinical information to the hospice medical director for interpretation for eligibility for hospice recertification.
  • Makes recommendations to the hospice medical director regarding patient eligibility for certification and recertification for hospice care.
  • Reviews clinical information, coordinates and oversees patient care in consultation with the hospice interdisciplinary team and other healthcare practitioners.
  • Assures that patient receives appropriate measures to control symptoms through collaboration with interdisciplinary team members.
  • Reviews and develops protocols for treatment and proposes options for interventions based on the literature in collaboration with the collaborating physician.
  • Consults the collaborating physician when the patient's plan of care is outside standardized practice and protocols. 

Communication

  • Communicates and collaborates with the interdisciplinary group to create, review and revise the patient's plan of care.
  • Consults with the patient's attending physician, the hospice medical director and other healthcare practitioners regarding the patient's eligibility for hospice care, ongoing care needs and medical management related to the patient's terminal condition.
  • Communicates with other community health practitioners to coordinate the plan of care.
  • Attends and participates in hospice interdisciplinary group meetings.
  • Completes, maintains and submits accurate and relevant clinical notes, physical examination notes, assessment visit notes, medical orders, collaboration notes and other documentation in the medical record.
  • Educates/counsels patients, families, and/or caregivers as to preventative care, medical problems, psychological problems, and spiritual problems in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team to meet the total needs of patients.
  • Provides and maintains a safe environment for the patient.
  • Assists the patient and family/caregiver and other team members in providing continuity of care.
  • Works in cooperation with the family/caregiver and hospice interdisciplinary group to identify the goals of care and meet the care needs of the patient and family/caregiver.
  • Serves as a nursing resource for consultation and educations to members of the interdisciplinary team and other healthcare practitioners in the community.
  • Establishes, builds and nurtures relationships with staff and community referral sources to facilitate program growth. 

Additional Duties

  • Maintains knowledge of and compliance with current Medicare/Medicaid, state/federal rules and regulations for hospice services
  • Ensures compliance with the Medicare conditions of participation and other state regulations govern the provision of healthcare.
  • Complies with all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements in accordance with federal, state and organizational policies.
  • Participates in organizational monitoring of the quality of medical services and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Assumes responsibility for personal growth. Develops, maintains and upgrades professional knowledge and practice skills through attendance at seminars, conferences and participation in continuing education and in-service classes.
  • Fulfills the obligation of requested and/or accepted assignments.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in communication and counseling patient/family in dealing with end-of-life issues.

The above statements are intended to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.





The employer for this position is stated in the job posting. Ensign Services, Inc. provides recruiting services for operations in the skilled nursing, assisted living, home health and hospice industries.

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